Svindal celebrates: "About time I won again."
Aksel Lund Svindal made a great comeback after the downhill race on Saturday, and won the super-G race in Lake Louise, Canada on Sunday.
Svindal can now record his 15th victory in the Alpine World Cup, and on the same ground where he won his first ever, which happened on the same day six years ago, in 2005. He won here in 2007 as well.
“It felt pretty rough in there, but it was the same for everyone. It was just a matter of gritting your teeth, even if they shook a bit,” said Aksel Lund Svindal to NRK after the race.
When asked if it was a perfect race, Svindal replied, “No, it was not. But it went pretty well.”
It was not so easy for couch Håvard Tjørhom to contain his excitement. He thought Svindal had an extremely good race.
“It was very good to get a win again, and the way Aksel did it was very good. His performance in this super-G race was one of the best I’ve seen from him,” said the excited Tjørhom to NTB after the race.
Svindal thought it was good to finally be able to climb to the top of the podium again.
“It’s been a half year since I won a fast race last time, so it was time,” said Svindal.
Svindal says he is better prepared now than before.
“I did not get it all yesterday. I did today,” said Aksel Lund Svindal.
Svindal skied hard all the way. At the top, he was a few hundredths behind leader Didier Cuche at the first split, but then he took the race to a new level.
In contrast to Saturday’s race, he skied rapidly and flawlessly throughout.
He also managed to keep up with and surpass Didier Cuche’s great speed from the last interim on, and thus secured the victory.
Cuche was second and Adrien Theaux of France was third.
It was snowing heavily and visibility was difficult early in the competition on the track in Lake Louise, but after a while conditions cleared.
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